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Blog Post Who Are The Best Property Management Companies In Chicago and Chicagoland Suburbs in 2021

Who Are The Best Property Management Companies In Chicago and Chicagoland Suburbs in 2021

Each year, GC Realty & Development LLC meets with well over 200 homeowners/investors in the Chicagoland area with respect to their investment property, or the need for professional property management services.  Because so many real estate owners know our thoughts and fe...
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Blog Post Great Information For All Investors

Great Information For All Investors

For the past five years, I have been doing all I can to share valuable information to both seasoned and newbie investors to protect them from common mistakes. I also take pride in educating local and out-of- state- investors about how things work here in Chicago and in the Chicag...
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Blog Post 7 Out Of State Real Estate Investor Pitfalls

7 Out Of State Real Estate Investor Pitfalls

As a local property manager here in the midwest, and more specifically the Chicagoland area, we have been part of (or witnessed) thousands of investors buying in our local Chicago market while residing out of state.  Investors from around the United States, and the world, fi...
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Blog Post Top Agent Magazine - Mark Ainley

Top Agent Magazine - Mark Ainley

Although he now runs one of the most successful Property Management companies in Chicago, initially, Mark Ainley had no interest in that side of the real estate business....continue reading Click Here to download.GC Realty & Development currently has two offices, one serving ...
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Blog Post Best Practices To Getting Qualified Tenants To Rent Your Property in Chicago

Best Practices To Getting Qualified Tenants To Rent Your Property in Chicago

As investors ourselves in many markets and class types, our primary goal is to attract and retain the best tenant possible for our properties.The “Best Tenant” can be defined by qualifications on their application, potential willingness to stay for a longer term, and/...
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Blog Post Why an Out of State Investor Should Hire an Attorney

Why an Out of State Investor Should Hire an Attorney

Why an Out of State Investor Should Hire an Attorney When Buying Investment Property in Chicago/IllinoisThe purchase or sale of real estate, whether it is a single family house, a multi-family apartment building, vacant land or a commercial building, is an intricate process that ...
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How Mark Ainley Built His Business to 450 Rehabs & 900 Managed Properties

Check out our newest podcast where I was a guest on Real Estate Money School hosted by Chris Naugle investor and host of HGTV's Risky Builders.Property management is becoming its own sector, and with technology and different efficiencies, it’s becoming scalable. –...
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Blog Post JF445: He Paid $60k and it Sells for $300k!!!

JF445: He Paid $60k and it Sells for $300k!!!

Our Best Ever guest wears many hats, rehabbing and property management are two of them. He has completed a full rehab on over 250 properties and counting! He instructs us not to “wing it” and have a plan. You HAVE to hear his 27% Cap Rate purchase that will leave you ...
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Blog Post Service & Assistance Animals

Service & Assistance Animals

Our Property Management Team recently completed training on the topic of service and assistance animal laws according to Federally regulated Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Guidelines.  We wanted to share the outline of information we learned with you so fo...
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Blog Post WE MADE THE INFLUENTIAL INC. 5000 LIST!!

WE MADE THE INFLUENTIAL INC. 5000 LIST!!

GC Realty & Development LLC’s continuous growth year after year has earned the company placement, for the very first time, on the Inc. Magazine’s Influential 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America.  On August 14, 2019, we were delighted to learn th...
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